IN THE REVIEW

A Long Way from Michigan

Overtaken by Events: The Dominican Crisis
from the Fall of Trujillo to the Civil War

by John Bartlow Martin
Rarely has a government functionary revealed so much about the intricacies of power, its uses and abuses, as does John Bartlow Martin in Overtaken by Events. Describing himself as a “Liberal,” a friend of Adlai Stevenson and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Martin served President Kennedy as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic …